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Old 04-08-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Basement Brew Room Renovation

So I have been brewing in my basement utility room for a few years now. We just decided we are going to stay in the house for a couple more years. With that I want to upgrade my brew room, to more of a "real brewroom". I want to move the floor drain below my equipment, a nice hood and tile the floor, and figure what to do with the walls/ceiling. I need to relocate some HVAC stuff (trunk, air exchanger etc) and some plumbing. But I was more curious as to what to do with the walls/ceiling. I want it to be able to get wet(pretty much hose it down) and not get moldy in doing so...so... what say you guys?

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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This looks like something out of a dexter kill......


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Old 04-08-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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when you get drywall get the water resistant stuff(i think its green) they use it a lot for bathrooms and such. also make sure the paint is latex itll help prevent water getting into your insulation cause it works like a rubber coating. everything else looks good. good luck and keep pics comin
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FRP panels work well. I used bought from HD for behind my sink area.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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Check out this I don't know what your budget is but this is what some butchers use that hose down there walls
http://www.delcanproducts.com/index.htm
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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That stuff is sweet
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No drywall. You're just asking for mold problems. If you're looking to hose it down I'd treat it much like a shower installation. Concrete board, Kerdi membrane, tiles.

http://www.tile-experts.com/products.asp?id=56
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Stainless, all stainless!!!

Only about $5.50 sq ft for 20 gauge 304:

http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...d=30&top_cat=1

Let's see...

If room is 8' x 8 ' square and 7' high, that's about 450 sq ft of wall.
450 x $5.50 = $2,475

A bargain!

(you've got to admit that it would be mega-cool, although it might echo a bit)

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Another option is to attach plywood with screws and cover with a chlorinated rubber pool paint. I did this an an aquarium utility room setup with 6 inches of insulation in the walls, heating and air conditioning. The walls held up great in a nasty salt water environment (much more severe than a brewery) and I could keep the temperature fairly constant.

That's my cold-side brewing room now, lol.
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I like the FRP suggestion.

The Pros are: they come in 4x8 panels, you can get them at HD, it is a quick and easy install, and, if installed correctly, are fairly waterproof.

The Cons are: FRP is spendy, the last time I bought it I think it was around $30 a sheet. You would need to install the panels over drywall, green board preferred, which adds to the expense. Installing FRP on a ceiling might be difficult.

"Thirteen" suggestion to use tile would make a really nice looking room. He is correct that you would need to use concrete board or hardi-backer on the studs to install the tile on. Tile is surprisingly easy to install. I would be more work than the FRP but the results would be really nice. You could use it on the ceiling but I would not.

Whatever you use for the walls - use cove-base molding on the bottom of the walls. Good luck!


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